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2 hours ago
Topic:
2 More Newbie Questions

Sequi Veritas
Sequi Veritas
Posts: 2
Thank you my friend, I'll do that as soon as I get it figured out. At present I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the info I'm reading and my brain hurts. Data overload?

To answer your question as to how I installed, I simply created a folder on a newly formatted (full format) usb stick and unzipped SyMenu inside that folder. Don't remember if SyMenu created a new folder for itself during install but if it did then I simply opened the folder that I created in a new window, made the window smaller and then simply dragged the SyMenu folder onto the main drive then simply deleted my old empty folder.
edited by Sequi Veritas on 14/12/2017
6 hours ago
Topic:
2 More Newbie Questions

sl23
sl23
Posts: 200
sl23
sl23
Posts: 200
Topic: 2 More Newbie Questions
Hi and welcome.

I suggest you create categories for your apps to reduce the vertical height and therefore eliminate scrolling. If you do not want this, then use a batch file, NirCmd or a Task Manager to close SyMenu. I have around 600 apps and shortcuts and suffer no issues. I set them up into 15 Main categories each with subcategories, this is far easier than having one long list of apps to scroll through!

Can't help with your other question I'm afraid! I don't fully understand your situation.
Have you used an installer to install SyMenu? If so, maybe that's your problem? By the sounds of it, you've installed to a removable device. SyMenu is portable and using the zip package is probably the best way forward. Having said that, I've never used the installer so don't know what effect this would have on SyMenu.
7 hours ago
Topic:
Wrong icons for .url files

Snowman
Snowman
Posts: 3
Yes I confirm, shortcuts already work, it's fine if we can't fix the icons
edited by Snowman on 14/12/2017
8 hours ago
Topic:
2 More Newbie Questions

Sequi Veritas
Sequi Veritas
Posts: 2
Hello people - another newbie here with 2 questions. First off I suppose I should let everyone know that while I do consider myself to be an advanced user (sort of) I am new to Symenu. I have been extensively reading posts here and studying the FAQ's and SyMenu user manual for 2 days now and am not finding what I'm looking for. I'm pretty sure it's there somewhere and I'm just not finding it or not fully understanding what it is that I'm reading. More than likely it's both. Hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction.

Questions are as follows:

My first question: is there any other way of exiting from SyMenu other than by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the list of all the apps that I added? I added over 700 apps and it takes forever to scroll all the way down to the bottom.

The ability to be able to exit SyMenu via the context menu from my mouse would be a nice feature to consider. Just a thought.

FYI, I'm running SyMenu off a 256GB Sandisk USB stick that's plugged into one of my powered USB hubs. I do not have SyMenu installed anywhere on my host pc. I should also mention here that I chose the "advanced" option when I installed SyMenu. Perhaps my ego got ahead of me.

My second question: Is there any way to isolate my native apps from the SyMenu app that I'm running from the usb stick? I'm already using tons and tons of native apps and services. I'm pretty sure that's why Symenu becomes unresponsive as often as is happening to me. It's never crashed on me but it often becomes unresponsive and sometimes stays unresponsive for quite some time.

Any input will be greatly appreciated..... Thanks people..
edited by Sequi Veritas on 14/12/2017
16 hours ago
Topic:
Wrong icons for .url files

Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 707
Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 707
Topic: Wrong icons for .url files
I get it.
They are steam shortcuts.

Indeed Windows Explorer is not able to understand them unless you have a steam client installed.
For example I don't have the steam client installed and your two shortcuts appear without valid icons. If I execute them my Explorer tells me that "The protocol steam does not have a registered program".

In your PC the steam client registered a valid protocol for the "steam" shortcut. In this way Explorer is able to show a shortcut with a regular icon and a valid action on click.

SyMenu is not able to manage natively any custom protocol so it is not able to show you the custom icons.
Anyway when you click the item in SyMenu the control for the execution is passed to Explorer and the shortcut should work regularly. Do you confirm it?
In this scenario this is the expected behavior.
17 hours ago
Topic:
Wrong icons for .url files

Snowman
Snowman
Posts: 3
Gianluca wrote:
Hi Snowman.
Can you send me the two physical files representing the shortcuts? Probably they are built in a way I haven't managed yet.



https://files.catbox.moe/mg5ytu.zip
edited by Snowman on 14/12/2017
17 hours ago
Topic:
Wrong icons for .url files

Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 707
Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 707
Topic: Wrong icons for .url files
Hi Snowman.
Can you send me the two physical files representing the shortcuts? Probably they are built in a way I haven't managed yet.
1 days ago
Topic:
Wrong icons for .url files

Snowman
Snowman
Posts: 3
Battlerite.url and League of Legends.url in Explorer



in SyMenu



edited by Snowman on 14/12/2017
7 days ago
Topic:
New SyMenu Version 6.00

Drakkn
Drakkn
Posts: 20
Great update!

You know me... I have over 3,800 programs lots of links, folders, docs, etc.... It loads up in seconds. Works great! Thanks for making a great program.
26 days ago
Topic:
Newbie Question

phoenix71
phoenix71
Posts: 3
phoenix71
phoenix71
Posts: 3
Topic: Newbie Question
hi thanks for getting back to me ,and yeah i have 2 versions one is in a container called new installation progs and the other is called my apps ,but both have another container called eg multimedia,i just thought id ask is the a quick way to create the other menu,apart from writing it all out again,cheers
26 days ago
Topic:
Newbie Question

lupusbalo
lupusbalo
Posts: 47
lupusbalo
lupusbalo
Posts: 47
Topic: Newbie Question
Let me reword your question making sure to answer correctly!
- you have 2 different versions of programs on PC
- one is "installed", the other one is portable and managed with Symenu
you want access to both

1- you can't have a unique entry for both in symenu & you can't "copy" a container

2- Starting from a clean Symenu with the portable apps you need
then you create 1 or more container(s) where ever you want in Symenu tree
then you "batch import" the installed programs you want to add to that container


In my own symenu I have both installed & portable & even 2 or 3 versions of the same portable prog without any problems

Hope I understand right and that it helps
26 days ago
Topic:
Newbie Question

phoenix71
phoenix71
Posts: 3
phoenix71
phoenix71
Posts: 3
Topic: Newbie Question
I want to create 1 list for my portable apps and another identical list but has normal software ,zig I ever do a format and want to re install software cheers
26 days ago
Topic:
Newbie Question

lupusbalo
lupusbalo
Posts: 47
lupusbalo
lupusbalo
Posts: 47
Topic: Newbie Question
Hi Phoenix71, I'm sure Symenu will be your good fellow!

Can you explain what you consider as the "container headings" and why you may need to Copy/paste it?
26 days ago
Topic:
Newbie Question

phoenix71
phoenix71
Posts: 3
phoenix71
phoenix71
Posts: 3
Topic: Newbie Question
i hope somebody can advise and help, just started using symenu and i want to know is there anyway i can copy and paste the container headings,or do i have to manually input it as many times as i need it? cheers
09/11/2017
Topic:
Desktop icons

sl23
sl23
Posts: 200
sl23
sl23
Posts: 200
Topic: Desktop icons
With all these additions, the next version is looking like a stunner!
Can't wait ;-)
09/11/2017
Topic:
Desktop icons

lupusbalo
lupusbalo
Posts: 47
lupusbalo
lupusbalo
Posts: 47
Topic: Desktop icons
That's great newsParty
09/11/2017
Topic:
Desktop icons

sl23
sl23
Posts: 200
sl23
sl23
Posts: 200
Topic: Desktop icons
Great work smile Cool
Yay! I found a way to post again!!!
edited by sl23 on 09/11/2017
08/11/2017
Topic:
Desktop icons

Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 707
Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 707
Topic: Desktop icons
I can confirm you that the dynamic desktop shortcuts are fully possible. I'll go to implement them in the next SyMenu version.

I solved the recognition problem assigning to every dynamic shortcut a unique ID that SyMenu creats when you first execute it. So it becomes possible to remove all the shortcuts created by that particular SyMenu instance and only those ones.
In this way I can classify the feature as fully portable and, you know, this is a thing that make me happy smile
08/11/2017
Topic:
Command line parameter to exit SyMenu

Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 707
Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 707
Topic: Command line parameter to exit SyMenu
Ok Peter the bug is confirmed.
The problem is that the label alone is not important enough to push the menu width to cover its entire length. Only the other SyItems are considered for this automatic calculation.
I have to check if it is possible to workaround the problem.
Thank you for your report.
08/11/2017
Topic:
Command line parameter to exit SyMenu

peterbonge
peterbonge
Posts: 6
Gianluca wrote:
If you can post the label image I can evaluate it. Are you sure the text you are using for the label is a simple text? No special characters in it? Otherwise it is a bug.

I've tried 2 simple labels with "Autostart" and "Autoexit". Here is a pic of the test menu:
https://imgur.com/deD9NOx


Gianluca wrote:
Regarding the method you use to close the app, IMHO it's a bit rude.
Closing a process that way doesn't allow you to save unsaved work and above all it doesn't let the programs close correctly.

I strongly prefer the WM_ENDSESSION that gently asks a program to close even if I don't know what can happened with an invisible window (AquaSnap).


I've tested WM_SYSCOMMAND/SC_CLOSE now and that works fine. The AutoHotkey help says that this is like Alt+F4 or the X in the title bar. So it should be "soft" enough. With WM_ENDSESSION I had no success so far.

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